Sochi Olympics

Shaun White of the USA celebrates.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Shaun White Hopes To Complete Historic Olympic 3-Peat At Sochi Games

The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White will lead the U.S. team into Sochi for next month’s Winter Games.

01/19/2014

Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Penguins Star Sidney Crosby To Captain Team Canada At Sochi Olympics

Sidney Crosby will captain the Canadian hockey team at the Olympics Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, Hockey Canada announced Sunday.

01/19/2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin meets upcoming Olympic Games volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014. (Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin: Gays At Sochi Olympics Must ‘Leave Children In Peace’

Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi “can feel calm and at ease,” but he emphasized that they cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage.

01/17/2014

Team Canada celebrates following its 3-2 overtime victory over Team USA in the gold medal game of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 28, 2010. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Olympic Hockey May Be Superb, But It Simply Makes No Sense

The fact that the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in the middle of an NHL season basically defies explanation. Too many things can happen, and none of them are good.

01/08/2014

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images); Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Islanders And Devils Send Total Of 15 Players To Sochi Olympics

In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

01/07/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Isles’ Tavares, Rangers’ Nash Named To Stacked Canadian Olympic Squad

Team Canada on Tuesday announced its men’s hockey team for next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and to say it’s loaded with talent would be the understatement of the new year.

01/07/2014

Lindsey Vonn (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn To Skip Sochi Olympics With Right Knee Injury

Lindsey Vonn is going to skip the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury. Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement Tuesday that Vonn “will have surgery shortly.”

01/07/2014

Islanders winger Kyle Okposo, right, celebrates with teammate John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Okposo Takes High Road, Says He’s Disappointed But Wishes Team USA Luck

If Kyle Okposo was to scream bloody murder right now, there aren’t that many people out there who would blame him. But that’s not really his style.

01/02/2014

Ryan McDonagh, right, (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images); Derek Stepan (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ranger ‘Blood Brothers’ McDonagh, Stepan Pack Their Bags For Sochi

A competitive fire between long-time friends Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan spills into golf outings, fantasy football matchups, board games and video games. You name it, these two can’t stand losing to one another.

01/02/2014

Zach Parise poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s USA Hockey Roster Projections For Sochi 2014

USA Hockey will bring a tremendously experienced and deep squad to Sochi in hopes of capturing the gold medal.

12/31/2013

Brian Boitano (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Olympic Figure Skating Champion Brian Boitano Announces He’s Gay

Two days after being named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi, Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano has announced he is gay.

12/19/2013

Islanders wing Kyle Okposo, right, tangles with Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid on Oct. 17, 2013, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Okposo Is Forcing His Way Onto U.S. Olympic Team

With 19 points, he has more than any other American skater. Among NHL leaders, only Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin have more. He is Kyle Okposo, the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 draft.

11/06/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Gives Assurances Of No Discrimination At Sochi Olympics

Preparations for the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Olympic games have been overshadowed by criticism of a recent Russian law outlawing “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.”

10/30/2013

An employee works on a bronze medal for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, at the Adamas jewelry factory in Moscow on July 25, 2013. The factory is the official medal supplier of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Road To Sochi Winter Olympics To Begin In Times Square

Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety, Evan Lysacek and Kelly Clark are among those kicking off the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Road to Sochi tour, beginning in New York on Oct. 29 — the start of the 100-day countdown to the Winter Games.

09/23/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Offers Assurances On Gay Rights At Sochi Olympics

President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.

09/04/2013

more

previous